Air Force base water likely caused cancer, according to federal health report

The Air Force Civil Engineer Center began a second round of drinking water sampling Aug. 1 at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan. The Air Force is re-sampling 54 private drinking water wells and two municipal wells near the installation to determine if perfluorooctanoic and perfluorooctanesulfonic acids, or PFOS and PFOA, levels have [...]

By | August 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Military Families|0 Comments

Former F-16 fighter pilot named Pacific Air Forces commander

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., U.S. Air Forces Central Command commander, talks with Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 25, 2015. Brown met with Airmen from BAF and Kandahar Airfield during his tour of Afghanistan and got a first-hand look at how [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power, Featured|0 Comments

Yokota Wing Commander Diagnoses and Fixes Wrong Problem

Much was made about a "feel good" story recently reported by Stars and Stripes and later picked up by our sister publication Popular Military. The way the story goes, Col. Kenneth Moss, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base in Japan, arrived to the base's Enlisted Club to participate in some sort [...]

By | July 7th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

USAF asking retired officers under age of 50 to return to service to alleviate shortages

Air battle manager students assigned to the 337th Air Control Squadron accomplish a task April 18, 2018, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Smallwood) Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Zoosk takes measures to protect military members, preventing romance scams

An airman embraces his wife at the Dayton International Airport in Dayton, Ohio, Oct. 2, 2017. (Ohio Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Rachel Simones) Let’s face it: dating is hard, especially if you’re in the military. Even if you’re not currently serving, finding the time to even “get out there” seems [...]

By | May 18th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Dyess AFB wing commander removed for creating ‘toxic environment’

Colonel David Owens (USAF) The commander of the 317th Airlift Wing has been relieved of his command after an investigation revealed he created a hostile and toxic work environment. Colonel David Owens was relieved “due to the creation of an unhealthy work environment that impacted the commander’s ability to lead effectively,” according to [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments

Mike Silva: Poster Child for the Air Force’s Corrupt Court System

News came on April 24th that the Air Force had decided to drop all remaining charges against MSgt. Mike Silva, at long last drawing the curtain on a shameful saga of injustice and corruption. For Silva, it was an outcome he'd dreamt about for years while locked away in a jail cell, his life and [...]

By | May 13th, 2018|Air Force / Air Power|0 Comments